Commodities

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Feature
23 July 2015
As more private investors enter the infrastructure market to fill the void left by public funding shortfalls, some economies could benefit from returns of over double the initial investment, observes...
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Technology Update
9 June 2015
A study conducted by financial software company SunGard has found that one out of three energy traders demand advanced analytics, business intelligence and overall more responsive and integrated...
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News
5 June 2015
A report by global management consulting firm McKinsey shows how far mining productivity has declined. It also points to ways to improve productivity more effectively. The research, published in...
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Feature
1 June 2015
David Bernal explains why falling oil prices are not necessarily bad news for traders and how the winners will be those that take the opportunity to trim the fat and excel at operational efficiency
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Feature
1 June 2015
Lack of growth, price pressure from food retailers and unprecedented dynamic consumer behaviour are all creating a challenging environment for the consumer foods sector in Western Europe. Can...
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News
26 May 2015
World’s largest nickel producer Norilsk Nickel is reportedly in advance talks with Chinese companies to find funding for a new copper mine. In a trend that shows how Western sanctions on...
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Technology Update
26 May 2015
essDOCS has won a tender to develop and deliver a document preparation (Doc Prep) solution for   mining and trading conglomerate BHP Billiton’s Marketing business. The project...
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News
14 May 2015
On 12 May 2015, the Australian meteorology bureau (AMB) forewarned fishermen and farmers of a potential deadly climate and declared that El Nino had finally blown into tropical Pacific. The AMB...
Natixis Metals Review
Feature
5 May 2015
After three years of substantial deficit, aluminium's above-ground inventory is likely to remain in excess of 4mt in 2016, say Nic Brown and Bernard Dahdah in the Natixis H1 2015 Metals Review
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Opinion
5 May 2015
Should the recent furore over Iceberg Research's questions about Noble Group's controversial financial reporting methods worry investors and lenders? Bernard Goyder explains the issues...
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Feature
5 May 2015
China dominates consumption and production of vanadium, a vital ingredient in steel production and renewable energy. Clarissa Dann reviews how a Canadian producer, Largo Resources, set about...
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News
28 April 2015
Oil trader Gunvor has appointed Gia Mai, its former corporate finance director, to the position of chief investment officer. In this new role, Mai will oversee dealmaking and investments as,...
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Feature
2 April 2015
Few soft commodities have increased in output as much as soybeans since the 1970s. But is the industry reaching its natural limits? Graeme Burton reports.
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Feature
2 April 2015
Oil stocks are mounting but what does this mean for storage costs? Michael Haigh and Michael Wittner provide some insights on the crude oil contango
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News
25 March 2015
Chin Thean Quek, the former head of BP’s Asian trading division joins from Goldman Sachs to lead Glencore’s Singapore operations. He replaces Mark Catton who is returning to London...
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Technology Update
20 March 2015
Four major steel mills in Japan are using Bolero’s ePresentation platform to facilitate faster and more efficient transactions with key trading hubs such as Australia and South America. The...
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Feature
5 March 2015
Lower oil prices and a bumper agriculturals crop season have put pressure on prices, but the Brazilian drought has done the opposite for coffee and sugar, says Frank Rijkers
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Opinion
5 March 2015
After MiFID and EMIR, REMIT is now upon us with its Implementing Acts. Rainer Landgraf explains their scope, as well as possible reporting solutions available to energy market participants
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